Getting the best university place
Whether you’re at a mainstream school with access to a university counsellor or coming at a university application from a different background, you are faced with the same task – convincing your university of choice to accept you on to their course. International School Leader magazine has a whole issue dedicated to this from an insider perspective. Two big points to take away are that firstly, many schools only have one counsellor who may come from one particular tradition. Have they been trained in others? Will they give a balanced view of multiple universities in multiple countries? Secondly, it’s easy to get focused on what you have such as grades but many are more interested in why you want to go there and why they should let you. Don’t neglect that important point.